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i will be there. >> reporter: family friend gerry ware registered her inspired by barack obama's election four years ago. >> i said i'm going if the lord spare my life this time, and i made it up in my mind to vote. >> reporter: miss rosie has lived through major turning points in american history. she was just a child when the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. she was well into her 50s by the time jim crow laws were abolished, giving her the chance to do what she did today. >> she was already set in her ways and really wasn't thinking about politics. >> reporter: now rosie is not secretive about who she supports. >> i love obama. >> reporter: you love obama? >> i love obama. >> reporter: rosie requested her ballot in the mail, and her friend turned it in. >> miss rosie should be an inspiration to all of our young people and old. >> reporter: in ft. myers, chad oliver. >> how do you not love that story. >> isn't that something? if she can rock the vote, i think we can all get out and vote. >> there is no excuse. i don't care who you're supporting, no matter what age,
the big vote. president obama was back on the trail yesterday making appearances in three battleground states. he wrapped up his day with a rally in boulder, cole colt. the president took some pointed jabs at mitt romney saying his economic plan is just a rehash the policies that led to the country's economic crisis and heads to the all-important state of ohio later today. >>> and for his part, mitt romney was in virginia at several campaign stops. he criticized the president for not doing enough to help businesses. also romney said the nation needs a president who understands business better. romney's aides are conceding that the storm's slowed some of his momentum but insist their internal polls show him ahead in some of those toss-up states. romney visits wisconsin and also ohio today. >>> and from the lighter side of politics, vice president biden went on david letterman's show last night to read his top ten list. >> oh, joe, the subject, the top ten reasons to vote early. here's some of the highlights. >> if you vote early you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry, i'm being told tha
to election day both candidates have been angling for any advantage. and in new jersey, president obama had the biggest one of all, the power of the presidency. off the campaign trail for a third straight day, president obama surveyed the damage along a nearly 60-mile stretch of the jersey shore with governor chris christie. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need, until you have rebuilt. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week un,000 titil e day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic devastation and massive rebuilding, christie welcomed the president's help. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. this its our sixth conversation since the weekend. and, it's, it's been a great working relationship. >> reporter: in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to losenother day on the campaig trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. ro
it farther south, new jersey residents got a visit from president obama. just days now before the election next week, the president put politics aside to tour the storm zone. >> there he was, side by side with governor chris christie, one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. more from abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in bringhamtine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: there is was a most public display of bipartisanship, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce
tapper reports from the suddenly quiet campaign trail. >>> good evening, cynthia. president obama was supposed to hold a rally here in orlando, florida. but hurricane sandy made other plans for him. president obama, pulled candidate obama off the trail today, pulling a no-show at his orlando, florida, rally to race back to the was to monitor the hurricane. >> this is going to be a big and powerful storm. >> reporter: in the whaake of t harsh criticism, of the president, flying to las vegas after the benghazi post was attacked. two photos of the president being briefed. and he cam out to the briefing room to warn americans to heed local and state officials and to underline what's truly important. >> i am not worried at this point, the impact on the election, i am worried about the impact on families and impact on our first responders. the election will take care of itself next week. >> there is no doubt the election is being impacted by the storm. both candidates planned to spend the final days of ethe election crisscrossing battleground states. instead they're laying low. canceled
. and president obama today, praised the doctors and the nurses here for working together. this is when, you have team work and it goes off successfully. as you can see here, though, still in lower manhattan, we are in the dark right now. and hopefully, we continue to see more stories of hope like this. instead of stories of sadness that we're likely going to see in the next few days. >> thanks to brandi hitt, live from manhattan. thank you, brandi. >>> we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire turned a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thi
. president obama will be in new jersey touring the storm damage with governor christie. >>> welcome back. president obama will be in new jersey touring the storm damage with governor christie. >> the election is less than a week away. and sandy has blown both candidates off course. here is jonathan karl. >> reporter: mitt romney transformed the planned ohio rally into a bid to support relief efforts. >> we won't be able to solve all the problems with our efforts this morning. one of the things i learned in life is you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all the trappings of a traditional campaign event, stage, big american flag, campaign music, lots of romney supporters. but you also have over here canned goods and supplies that people have brought for victims of the storm. the storm put romney in a bind. while the president can lead relief efforts -- >> this is something heartbreaking for the nation. >> reporter: there's not much for romney to do beyond encouraging supporters to pitch in. with fema working overtime, democrats are hammering him for what he said at a debate w
may have heard of, barack obama and mitt romney. >> we have heard of them t latest from the campaign trail coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, even if you won't be directly hit by sandy, you may feel the effts >>> welcome back, everybody. well, even if you won't be directly hit by sandy, you may feel the effects of the storm anyway. >> both presidential candidates have been blown off course, especially mr. obama whose day job is calling. abc's political correspondent jonathan karl has the details. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise, a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama it meant canceling two upcoming campaign events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we're anticipating and leaning for
for president obama. >> i really wanted to send a message of the influence and ower we have in this community. >> that's why she hosted a fundraising luncheon for the irst lady at the calabasas state. $2:00 raised? >> over. >> how was it to have the secret service sweep your house. >> got to be a little weird. not a bad thing. they helped me find some items i've been looking for for a long time. > like what? > you know, they're in every orner of your house. > speaking of politics she poke to mario lopez and said she'd like will play him in a movie. >> that would d be great. >> will would love that. >> mrs. smith bringing some olitical star power to cracking s prop 35, down on human trafficking in the sex trade. >> there was willow who brought this issue to me, that my 1ear-old daughter realized he statistics and the reality, as a mother i felt like i have o do this. > activist, mom and wife, jada nd will celebrate their 15th nniversary this new year's eveve. re you going to celebrate? > of course. not a big party. think we've gotten past hat. his is when we celebrate and nternalize and give
a change of plans in the president sham campaign. president obama returned to the house. he has canceled an appearance in youngstown, ohio. president clinton and vice president biden will speak there. the president will not. mitt romney had to scrap campaign plans yesterday in the state of virginia. you can imagine this is just a distraction. neither one of the fellows wanted coming right in the last full week of campaigning. the timing couldn't have been worse. >> mitt romney take it as an opportunity to express that fema and this should be a state issue not necessarily a federal run issue that the state should have. supremacy over that. >> right. >> definitely like you said, a distraction that they, that they -- what are we talking politics? and binders? >> the president's day job. he has to go do that for a few days. >> of course going to be following the latest on hurricane sandy throughout the morning. make sure you stay with abc news, both onisha^ and online for complete coverage of the storm. >>> most of of will remember this day for the hurricane and whatever it may bring. but fo
and tears for madonna at her new orleans c concert. >> i don't care who you vote for as long as it't's obama. >> the material girl drawing big boos and concert goer walkouts caught on youtube. madonna not backing down and responding with a message for the angry crowd. before carrying on with the show. did jennifer aniston get the first look at drew barrymorore's new baby girl, olive? yes, she did.. drew making her first public appearance since giving birth. she and hubby, will, showing jen and justin theroux iphone pics while partying with cameron diaz and salma hayek. >> you can feel it in the air, it's electrifying. >> jen knows how to make friends with the flash bulbs, that dress, that ring, showing off her half million dollar sparklers. kim k going blonde, on rumor control about her giant ring. it's not an engagement ring. >> it's just a fun piece of jewelry. >> kim k and her second annual halloween bash in new york city, decked out in her mermaid costume. kanye, a captain's costume and that do a $2,000 wig. >> that's itor tonight's "extra" from here in new york. mario i'm getting pelted
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